The show must go on.
Few things can lift the human spirit so high as the arts can, and few things have brought the arts so low as the Coronavirus pandemic.
By June of 2020, virus-related cancellations had cost the entertainment industry nearly $9 billion. Sixty percent of American artists were unemployed, and nine out of 10 independent venues, promoters and bookers reported they would be forced to close permanently without government intervention.
Entertainment venues will be among the last facilities allowed to reopen in most localities. Even once restrictions are lifted, surveys suggest most Americans will be reluctant to return to live performances. Oxford Economics has suggested it could be as long as five years before the arts and entertainment industry recovers to pre-pandemic levels. What's a venue manager to do?
Coronavirus cleaning can restore guest confidence
While much remains uncertain, one thing is clear: Consumers are more likely to patronize businesses if they feel management takes hygiene seriously. McKinsey and Company, a leading consulting firm, suggests that beefing up cleaning protocols and making them more visible to guests might be the fastest way to bolster consumer confidence.
Smart leaders are already implementing these ideas. Half of executives surveyed by McKinsey & Company in June either planned to implement or already had implemented Antiviral or disinfectant fogging in high occupancy environments.
Commercial cleaning companies have been quick to respond to this demand, and many now offer "coronavirus disinfecting," in addition to their traditional service offerings. The problem? Most of these companies are using manual interventions — like backpack foggers — that are simply too labor-intensive and costly for many cash-strapped venue managers.
Drones offer a cheaper alternative
We have good news: There is a better way to disinfect large facilities like theaters and concert venues. Our drones — equipped with coronavirus disinfectant spraying nozzles — can sterilize venues 14-times more quickly than competing methods and at half the cost.
This approach has been widely used to contain the virus in China and India and is being discussed in Europe. We're now using the same technology to disinfect large public spaces right here in the United States. Sound too good to be true? Contact us today to learn how we can help your venue emerge from the pandemic singing.